Farmington River Education Programs

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Providing education and resources to our community and schools is an important part of restoring and protecting the Farmington River. From lesson plans designed for elementary, middle and high school to online activities, publications, canoe trips and more, the FRWA is committed to providing a variety of resources to help teach the public about the river. Learn about or donate to the David Sinish Memorial Recreation Access Fund.

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Educational programs

If you want to help the river, it’s important to know where, and what, its problems are. FRWA gathers information that can lead to action. Our research and mapping projects assist planners, policymakers, watershed residents and river users.

We’ve also helped develop free, river-based Online Lesson Plans for elementary, middle, and high school teachers! These professionally-developed lesson plans complement state standards and bring the amazing history, culture, and ecology of the Farmington Valley into the classroom.

Publications & Resources

Our Farmington River Guide offers a wealth of up-to-date information on boating, fish and wildlife, historic features and geologic structures. We also produce the FRWA News, a quarterly newsletter reporting on current river issues and opportunities to get involved in our work.

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Clean water starts with you! The River Smart pledge is a way to increase awareness and effect behavior change that can positively reduce the levels of polluted runoff into our streams, rivers, and ultimately Long Island Sound.

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Farmington River

The David Sinish Memorial Recreation Access Fund was established by FRWA to honor the memory and achievements of David Sinish in the work of protecting the Farmington River.  For more than 40 years David championed the Farmington River. Many accomplishments of the FRWA would not have happened without his vision, guidance, deep knowledge, and understanding of the river. His generosity, gentle spirit, sense of humor, and persistent advocacy made him a wonderful conservation partner. The impact David Sinish had on the river and watershed was profound and will continue to inspire.

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